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  • Obama, Biden tell Kurdish leader US stands by unified Iraq

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden told the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq that the United States remains committed to a united, federal and democratic Iraq. The White House says Obama and Biden met with President...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack at Texas cartoon-drawing contest The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism...
  • Republican Congressman DeSantis to run for Rubio Senate seat

    Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will announce Wednesday that he's running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio is giving up to seek the GOP presidential nomination. Two advisers close to DeSantis confirmed his plans to The Associated Press on the...
  • Fire VA employees responsible for delays: Their Take

    Fire VA employees responsible for delays: Their Take
    Accountability MIA After the scandal that broke last year at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it didn't look possible to reduce the department's credibility. But Secretary Robert A. McDonald has found ways to do so. The department was embarrassed...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Reid sounds resigned on trade fast track

    The Senate's top Democrat fiercely opposes expanded trade deals, but he signaled Tuesday he won't stand on the railroad tracks to block them. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada reminded reporters in the Capitol that he consistently has opposed President Barack...
  • Fantasy sports walks legal tightrope

    Fantasy sports walks legal tightrope
    While U.S. online gambling is illegal except in four states, fantasy sports has slid into a gray area and has not been challenged. DraftKings says on its website that the business it is in is a "game of skill" and is legal under U.S. and Canadian law....
  • GOP leaders consider preserving Obamacare subsidies until after the 2016 election

    WASHINGTON Senate Republican leaders are seriously considering legislation that would extend health insurance tax credits through the 2016 election even if the Supreme Court invalidates them later this year. Three top Republicans told Bloomberg...
  • Energy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan

    The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday. West Virginia Attorney General...
  • US reprimands agents after man forgotten in San Diego cell

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued reprimands and suspensions of up to seven days to agents involved in detaining a college student who was handcuffed and forgotten in a cell for five days — punishments that drew criticism from the...
  • Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore

    Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore
    In the smoke and debris of last Monday’s riots, Baltimore local news is desperately calling for strategies to address the root causes of poverty and economic disenfranchisement of Baltimore’s residents, especially our youth. Meanwhile, the...
  • Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver the goods

    Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver the goods
    Those who argue for increasing taxes on the rich to support the middle class miss the larger point: Redistributive taxation is not only insufficient to ensure that our country's wealth is equitably shared; it is also ineffective. Humans don't like to be...